Stories from the Basement

Stories from the Basement: April 2019

by Donna Clark RN, Director

One of the things we feel proud about in our office is our commitment to treating each person who enters our doors with love and respect. The feeding program has certainly expanded our outreach to the community and it is truly an example of the story in Matthew chapter14. Melody Fieo is our volunteer in charge of hospitality and I have mentioned her work before. She is amazing and seems to be able to stretch the food to meet the need each day we are open. Each day she is responsible for food she provides amazing meals that are filling; serving casseroles, sandwiches, sides, desserts, and beverages. She constantly is looking for good deals and places to ask for donations helping to keep costs low. She rarely asks to be reimbursed paying out of her own pocket most times.

As we follow client activity in our data base we are seeing a trend and that is that the new clients seem to come here one or two times to eat before they start to ask for other services. It appears that it takes them that long before they begin to trust us. We are so blessed to have Melody as our hostess; providing loving care to our clients.

Matthew 14:13-21